The fine arts at Gordon College enrich the lives of students and the local community with academic majors and study abroad programs, student clubs and internships, and a vibrant calendar of contemporary art exhibitions, film screenings, jazz and classical ensembles, and theatre performances. The campus hosts visiting artists, world-class musicians, and guest speakers who delight audiences with their talents and insights.
DEPARTMENTS & OFFERINGS
Art Gallery Exhibits: Explore exhibits in our two modern galleries, used to display works of professional and student artists.
Gordon in Orvieto: Pursuing humanities and the arts as a community in Italy
Art Education: Study art education and create a classroom where creativity flourishes.
JUD Talks: A competitive, TED-inspired speaking event that is open to all students, featuring speeches designed to motivate and inspire.
Film Showcases: premiere short films created by Gordon students.
Gordon Globes: A red-carpet-style movie event! Enjoy short films created by students at this glamorous annual awards show.
Concerts & Events: From visiting artists to faculty and student recitals, there's always a full calendar of musical offerings.
Ensembles: The Department of Music ensembles give the whole campus a chance to experience the art of and participate in music performance.
Christmas at Gordon: Start off the holiday season with Gordon's premier Christmas event! Enjoy multiple days of activities, entertainment, and The Christmas Gala—the North Shore's largest Christmas celebration.
Theatre Performances: view upcoming plays and musicals
Sweaty-Toothed Madmen: Gordon's hilariously popular improv sketch comedy team
British Theatre: One of many study abroad programs, this two-week trip to London and Edinburgh allows students to soak up some of the world's best theatre.
In 1999, Rhodes Gymnasium became Barrington Center for the Arts, one of the most modern centers for the performing and visual arts north of Boston. Barrington was named in honor of Barrington College, which merged with Gordon in 1985. Barrington features a cinema, two contemporary art galleries, a theater, studios for artists, filmmakers, and actors, a woodshop and costume shop, and faculty offices.
Phillips Music Center was designed by William L. Rawn, the world-renowned architect behind Boston Symphony Orchestra's Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood. A model of optimal acoustic performance and architectural creativity, Phillips continues to astound audiences and performers alike. Student and faculty recitals, master classes, chamber music concerts, guest artist performances, and other special events fill the recital hall throughout the year.
Gordon is home to two contemporary fine arts venues, with a third building in development, the forthcoming Center for Leadership and the Arts, made possible by a $25 million gift in February 2017. The new venue will house the Global Honors Institute, including space for the Global Honors Scholars program, as well as additional space for music performances.
EVENTS & TICKETS
Purchase tickets for upcoming music and theatre performances at www.gordon.edu/tickets.